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New 1916 commemorative centre opens in Cork this Thursday

CORK’S Lord Mayor, Cllr Chris O’Leary will officially open the new Commemorative Centre at St Peter’s Church on North Main Street in Cork city this Thursday, February 11th where it will host a wide range of exhibitions and cultural events during 2016 to mark Cork City Council’s centenary programme, marking the 100 years since the Proclamation of the Irish Republic.   Pictured are Faye Cotter, Blarney St; Rachel Abraham, Curator;

Singing to lift your spirits in Skibbereen

IF you’ve been finding the wet and windy weeks somewhat difficult of late you may be glad to hear that a new free singing session is beginning in Skibbereen Town Hall from 10.45-11.45am on the second Friday of each month.

Light it up Blue Gala Ball in aid of the Cork Association for Autism

THE Light it up Blue Gala Ball in aid of the Cork Association for Autism will take place on Friday April 1st, marking the first day of Autism Awareness Month. This black-tie affair at the Maryborough Hotel & Spa, Douglas will have all the glitz, glamour and fun to make it another spectacular night.

Primary school pupils explore “the power of emotions” in Clon competition

FOUR West Cork primary schools took part in a creative competition recently organised by Anna Machura from the Park Cinema, The competition saw 108 pupils from St. Joseph’s Girls N.S. Clonakilty, Kilgarriffe N.S., Lisavaird N.S. and Timoleague N.S. prepare projects, stories, poems, collages, drawings, paintings on the theme of “The Power of Emotions”.

Sneem, a great place to live and work

A NEW initiative from Sneem Enterprise Centre and the IDA aims to attract skilled workers and their families to the idyllic South Kerry village to live and work and not just for a holiday visit.

Join the West Cork Big Sing 2016!

THE West Cork BIG SING! Project gains momentum with more events for 2016. The project that promotes community well-being through singing kicks off this year with “A Little BIG SING!” event in the Bantry Christian Fellowship Hall on Saturday 13th February from 11am – 4.30pm.

The XPERT programme comes to Clonakilty and Skibbereen

A series of free education sessions for people with diabetes are planned for Clonakilty and Skibbereen this Spring 2016. The award winning X-PERT programme is being organised by HSE Community Dietitians Bernie Dennehy and Melissa Byrne, in conjunction with local general practitioners.

Island to Island campaign gathering pace

CARMEL Nic Airt, currently Príomhoide on leave from Gaelscoil Mhichíl Uí Choileáin, Clonakilty, is going to Leros Refugee Camp in Greece where scores of Syrian men, women and children cross land from rubber dingies they have crossed from Turkey daily.

Meals on Wheels presentation

Pictured at the St Fachtna’s Centre recently, friends Daniel O’Donovan, Sinead Murphy, Fergal Murphy and Michael Deegan who presented €265.41 to Mr Pat Finn of Meals on Wheels. The group raised the money busking in Clonakilty during Christmas.